Happy International Haiku Poetry Day!
Today, Jennifer Lynn, Marty Moss-Coane, Dave Heller and the rest of the WHYY family are celebrating International Haiku Poetry Day by reading a few haiku on air throughout the day.
Support the WHYY programs you love with a donation and share a haiku about how you’re feeling during these difficult times. We’ll post them anonymously here on this page, and WHYY hosts will read a select few on the radio! So, if you listen closely, you just might hear your favorite hosts read your poetry to thousands of other NPR fans.
A haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry with the following characteristics:
- It contains three lines.
- It has five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the last line.
- It does not rhyme.
- It frequently has a seasonal reference and is usually about nature or natural phenomena.
- It juxtaposes two subjects or images to make one, stronger image.
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